New date for gas talks to be set ‘in a week or two’
The date of the next round of tripartite talks on the terms of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine starting from April 1, 2015 could be set in a week or two, the head of state gas and oil company Naftogaz Ukrainy, Andriy Kobolev said after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, according to UNIAN correspondent.
Previously, Naftogaz announced that the company was ready to hold fresh talks with Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, with the mediation of the European Commission, on new conditions of natural gas supplies starting from April 1, 2015.
A temporary gas agreement known as the “Winter Package" that was reached on October 31, 2014 remains valid until March 31, 2015. The final terms of Russian gas supplies to Ukraine are to be determined by the Arbitration Court in Stockholm, under a lawsuit filed by Naftogaz last summer on the price it is charged for Russian gas.